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Dr. Edward Suarez, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Aloha, I am Dr. Edward Suarez. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting, training and providing mental health services to a wide range of individuals around the world, including Florida, Hawaii and recently, headquartered in Morocco helping U.S. Peace Corps volunteers adjust to life in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I received my doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii, specializing in cross-cultural approaches to severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar and major depression) but since then have expanded my expertise into areas of adjustment, stress & coping, anxiety (including social anxiety, OCD and phobias)

My training and therapeutic approach focus on using best practices such as client-centered, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including mindfulness and motivational interviewing, designed to help my clients efficiently assess and address problems in the here and now in order to achieve timely and lasting improvements. Usually this begins with a holistic assessment and focus on each person's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, socialization, stress coping skills and self-care regimen, in addition to any additional specific concerns of each client I serve.

My therapeutic approach emphasizes rapport building, empathic listening, radical acceptance, genuineness, and helping client's develop interpersonal (communication), intrapersonal (mental hygiene) and problem-solving skills so they can build on therapy to independently maximize their potential. The therapeutic relationship involves mutual collaboration in creating a client-based and client-driven plan so we can honestly assess and document progress and client readiness to successfully graduate and move on in a reasonable amount of time, typically just 1-2 months.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Divorce and separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

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License information

FL Psychologist PY9615

HI Psychologist PSY-839


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Edward Suarez. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have enjoyed our time visiting.

Written on Dec 16, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I have been in therapy with Dr. Suarez for some years now. We started during a nasty divorce, and we have been working together thru tough times and great moments, and today as I'm preparing to welcome my firstborn child with my happy couple, I can say I'm thrilled to have Dr. Suarez in this journey, I hope we have many years to come and we keep building this peace were my new family is growing.

Thank you so much, Doc!

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. S has been the best therapist I have ever had and I work in mental health. I feel heard, respected and guided in a healthy and productive way. Thank you Dr. S for everything.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I love doctor Eddy! He’s amazing and I just enjoy him weekly!

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management

He knows what he’s doing and how to make me feel like it’s still worth being positive and happy even when I’m depressed or not feeling well

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 6 months

Dr Suarez is greatly helping me understand the core of my depression. He's easy to talk to and clearly listens to what I have to say

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 1 month on issues concerning depression